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midleg

[n. mid-leg; adv. mid-leg] /n. ˈmɪdˌlɛg; adv. ˈmɪdˈlɛg/
noun
1.
the middle part of the leg.
2.
one of the second pair of legs of an insect.
adverb
3.
at the middle of the leg.
Origin of midleg
1580-1590
1580-90; mid- + leg
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  • Its egg was attached to the coxa of the midleg of the cockroach.

  • They had to climb a mountain with snow to the midleg, which increased their painful toil.

    Astoria Washington Irving
  • Rude sandals, strapped as high as the midleg with shreds cut from his cloak, completed the primitive costume of the barbarian.

    Calavar Robert Montgomery Bird

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